Sonoran Sleep Center in Glendale Receives Program Accreditation
Glendale, AZ - October 19, 2021 - Sonoran Sleep Center in Glendale recently received program accreditation from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM).
“The American Academy of Sleep Medicine congratulates Sonoran Sleep Center on meeting the high standards required to earn accreditation as a sleep disorders center,” said Dr. Raman Malhotra, AASM president. “Sonoran Sleep Center is an important resource to the local medical community and will provide academic and scientific value in addition to the highest quality care for patients suffering from sleep disorders.”
To receive and maintain accreditation for a five-year period, a sleep center must meet or exceed all standards for professional health care as designated by the AASM. These standards address core areas such as personnel, facility and equipment, policies and procedures, data acquisition, patient care, and quality assurance. Additionally, the sleep center’s goals must be clearly stated and include plans for positively affecting the quality of medical care in the community it serves.
The American Academy of Sleep Medicine accredited a sleep disorders center for the first time in 1977. Today there are more than 2,600 AASM-accredited sleep centers across the country.
Sonoran Sleep Center is directed by Sarah N. Patel, MD, and is located at 5620 W Thunderbird Rd, B3.
The American Academy of Sleep Medicine is a professional medical society for clinicians, researchers, and other health care providers in the field of sleep medicine. As the national accrediting body for sleep disorders centers, the AASM improves sleep health and promotes high quality, patient-centered care through advocacy, education, strategic research, and practice standards.
Say Hello to Sarah Patel, MD!
The Arizona Medical Association (ArMA) has the distinct honor of interviewing and highlighting the most extraordinary physicians in Arizona as part of our monthly Member Spotlight series. For the month of August, we are pleased to introduce to you Sarah Patel, MD. Dr. Patel is a board-certified adult and pediatric sleep medicine doctor, and she is the director and owner of the Sonoran Sleep Center in Glendale. Dr. Patel currently serves as the early career director on ArMA's Board of Directors.
Dr. Patel’s journey to a life in medicine is unique and inspiring, but perhaps most inspiring is her appreciation for the simple joys of life: family, cooking, and nature. If you know someone interested in pursuing medicine as a career, show them this interview and read more about Dr. Patel below.